This is getting enormous play today. A new Associated Press poll states that the public is confident that President Obama has the nation on the right track …. the first time in 5 years.
But not so fast. As our friend Jim Geraghty of the National Review and author of The Campaign Spot pointed out on the show this morning … that right track wrong track poll is just a tad skewed. Jim points out here … that the economic numbers are so depressed that its hard to believe the nation believes we are headed in the right direction … and he would be right. As it turns out … you surely think we’re headed in the right direction, but only if you’re a Democrat.
UPDATE: A reader points out this detail in the story, which explains a great deal: “Of those who say the country is on the right track in the AP-GfK poll, 73 percent are Democrats, 17 percent are independents and 10 percent are Republicans.”
ANOTHER UPDATE: Another reader points out the partisan breakdown in this poll: “On page 21 covers the party id for the polls sample. 36 D, 18 R, 26 Independents, 18 none. With the leaners it is 46 D 28 R.”
Audio Clip: Make sure you read the whole thing … and click here to hear the relevant portion of today’s interview.